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Centennial stroll

A deliberate trek through Balboa Park, 100 years later

Visit Balboa Park during the 100-year celebration of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

Heed old uncle Polonius

He borrowed, but maybe she shouldn't lend.

Dear Hipster: I don’t know why I’m writing you about this, but maybe you can advise. I’ve been dating the same guy for about two weeks, give or take. I like him a lot, but ...

I make 300 cups of coffee every day. I get $9 an hour plus tips.

News from the Fight-for-Fifteen front

Minimum wage is not meant to be a living wage.

Forest flack

When a tree falls in San Diego, who will be there to listen and how much will she or he cost taxpayers? Such are the questions posed by a job listing posted on the city’s ...

Weird aunt

Brian insisted I download another game called Geometry Dash. I did as he requested, and he excitedly gave me a tutorial. Cool Aunt Level: Unlocked.

Ten ways to beat the holiday bulge

Don’t forget about your green friends this season.

Thanksgiving and Christmas have always been my favorite time of the year. This year will be the first time I am away from my family for Thanksgiving, but I could not be more excited to ...

Nary an elf

Distance yourself from the seething masses with artisan wrapping paper.

DJ: What should I do if my wife and I want to wrap gifts for friends and family but we don’t like the usual holiday motifs? Call me crazy, but corpulent Santas and stylized sugarplums ...

No twang in paradise

Americana singer/songwriter Mark Stuart has ricocheted between Austin and San Diego. The homegrown founder of Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash first relocated to Texas eight years ago. “Everything except the music scene is wonderful in ...

San Diego could thrive from pain

Wars. Promiscuous printing of money. Could San Diego cash in next year?

All those troubles in the world could help San Diego's economy. So could even more easy money.

A live wreath to go with your live tree

From succulents to air plants, living holiday wreaths grow on you.

“There’s an ocean-themed wreath that uses starfish instead of poinsettias. It looks very cool.”

Phoning it in

Return of Tent City? My comments concern the article in the December 11 edition, “Black Hole Development in Little Italy” (Neighborhood News). I don’t want to rain on Mr. LiMandri’s little parade, but what kind ...

C-plus

The public relations department at UCSD has long touted good news about the school’s purported academic standing, omitting the not-so-good. “The campus took the No. 18 spot in U.S. News and World Report’s first-ever global ...

Your Week: Christmas Eve on the Bay

Top events and things to do in San Diego December 18-December 24

U.S. Army veteran Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog “Tuesday” will discuss their memoir Until Tuesday, which portrays the bond between a man and his dog during desperate times. From 1500 to 1800, ...

A Pelican's Lot

Poem on deck

Not much to report on the fishing front for yesterday. The surf was chewed up, near and offshore conditions were horrible and only a few brave souls took a shot at some bonita from the ...

Six-foot orgasm

Rachmaninoff's symphony of requited love.

During intermission I exchanged the awkward tight-lipped smiles symphony goers give each other. I texted a few friends about the David Bruce piece which, by the way, was entitled Fragile Light. Then the lights went ...

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